What is REACH?
REACH is a European Community regulation regarding the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of CHemical substances. As the majority of chemicals currently used have not undergone safety testing, the REACH regulation will require all manufacturers or importers of chemicals into the European Union in quantities of one ton or more per year to register these substances with a new European Chemicals Agency and to provide results of safety tests. Whereever possible, these tests should not use animals. More information about REACH can be found at http://ec.europa.eu/environment/chemicals/reach/reach_intro.htm